Fisher leaving MBN for federal anti-drug job - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Fisher leaving MBN for federal anti-drug job

Marshall Fisher  (Source: MBN Website) Marshall Fisher (Source: MBN Website)

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director Marshall Fisher is leaving his state position to become the director of the Mississippi High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force.

The HIDTA program, created by Congress with the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, provides assistance to federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies operating in areas determined to be critical drug-trafficking regions of the United States.

Fisher has served as director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics since June 2005. He retired from the Drug Enforcement Administration where he was assigned as Agent in Charge of Mississippi DEA operations.

Fisher is a U.S. Navy veteran and a graduate of the University of Memphis. His last day of state service is January 31.

"My tenure at MBN has been the most rewarding of my 37 year law enforcement career. It has truly been an honor and a privilege to serve the state of Mississippi and our fine citizens for the last 8½

"Marshall Fisher is a dedicated, career law enforcement officer who has served Mississippi very well. His relentless pursuit of drug crimes has made Mississippi a safer place, and I know his valuable experience will continue to benefit our state and region. I thank him for his service and wish him great success in his new position."

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